Sunday, April 17, 2011

Dainty Bess Rose


Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rosa
Hybridized by Archer; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1925

Almost every year, the first rose to bloom in my garden is a Dainty Bess rose that is 20 years old.  I planted it in a bed along the south wall of my home in the spring of 1991, and it has been a reliable bloomer every year.  If it holds true to its performance in years past, it will bloom three or four times before frost.

I like it for its single layer of petals and its sweet true pink color.

I hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Tomorrow is also a day.

16 comments:

Elizabeth said...

That is so pretty, Pat; it is almost like an English Dog Rose. x

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a beautiful rose, Pat. You are right: It is so dainty...

Hope you have a blessed Palm Sunday.
Hugs,
Betsy

Snap said...

Dainty and a beauty!

George said...

This is a beautiful rose (I love the color) and the fact that it blooms fairly early makes it doubly special.
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

NitWit1 said...

This is a simple beautiful rose. With my yard renovation I have only shrubbery. I still have some Naked Ladies which were not in beds, but everything else is gone. This is expensive but eventually I will be relieved about appearance.

I sat on council for 6 years listening to gripes about citizens and the appearance of their neighbor's yards. sometimes I thought the finger needed to be pointed back to the complainant.

I may buy an everlasting rose bush, that blooms all year.

The time as come for us to simplify our landscape and clean its appearance up, especially the front yard.

I will be in LR April 25-27 seeking advice from Dr. Blake Norris about pulmonary ablation. Right now my medicine is working perfectly.

Peter said...

Dainty Bess looks so sweet. Is she also thornless? What a charming little friend to have in the garden!
Happy Easter to you!
P, L, NS & G xx

Carolina said...

Happy Easter to you Pat. And the Dainty Bess is one of my favourite roses. Beautiful in its simplicity.

cottonpicker said...

Blessings to you Pat - you too are a rose among the worlds thorns. Thankyou for your sweet posts!

Southwest Arkie said...

Gorgeous rose- thanks for sharing!

rhymeswithplague said...

Pat, I had no idea you have been sick until you left a comment on my blog today. I thought you were still on your trip to South Texas with your daughter. Get well soon! You are missed in Blogland.

Marvin said...

Beautiful little rose.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

So beautiful...and Spring-y! :)

Reminds me of cherry and apple blossoms. My quest is to plant a crab apple tree this year!

Hope you are well and peaceful and enjoying SPring!

xoxo
~Mimi

TSannie said...

Such a beautiful flower!

Countrygirl said...

So pretty and looks like spring!

Snap said...

Pat,

Been thinking about you. Watching the storms and floods on television and hoping all is well with you and yours....

Hugs---

Anna said...

Hello Pat!